One problem with FOSS.in over the years has been the low involvement
of the Indian academic community in the FOSS movement (I speak as a
member of this community!). In turn this means that not many students
who come to FOSS.in get "credit" for it so they cannot attend in
lieu of other work (for which they do get crediti). The consequent low
attendance from students (except for students from in and around
Bangalore) means often FOSS.in is held at a time that is not very
convenient for students (like in the middle of examination time). At
some point this vicious circle should be broken.
Kapil Hari Paranjape.